A 53-year-old woman has died from dengue at the National University Hospital (NUH), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) in a joint media release on Tuesday (Feb 24).
This is the first reported dengue death in Singapore in 2015.
The patient was a Chinese national who stayed at West Coast Road, MOH and NEA said. She was admitted to NUH on Monday and died on the same day.
She was staying within an active dengue cluster with seven cases. NEA detected six counts of mosquito breeding since it started inspecting the area.
Vector control operations to get rid of adult mosquitoes and any potential breeding habitats are ongoing, NEA said.
“Over the past three weeks, there has been a dip in weekly dengue cases. Notwithstanding, we need to remain vigilant and continue to keep dengue cases in check as a large proportion of our population is still susceptible to dengue infection due to the lack of immunity,” MOH and NEA said.